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How to mount large flashlight to AR?

Discussion in 'Sights, Optics and Lasers' started by toshbar, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. toshbar

    toshbar Timber Baron

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    I want to mount my Fenix TK-41 to the picatinny handguards on my AR. The barrel of the light is 1.575" in diameter and 5" long. I would like to mount it like a scope using two scope rings, but I can't find any rings that would fit around the light.

    Yes, this is absolutely necessary. The light is 800 lumens and good to 400-500 yards to make out targets. I need more than what a regular 1" dia. ~200 lumen light can provide.

    Any suggestions other than some metal cable clamps?
     
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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    Nothing? I guess a few hose clamps will do just fine.

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    DJ Niner Moderator

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    Can't help you with mounting your large light; short of making a mount out of angle-iron and U-bolt muffler clamps, I don't think you're gonna find a reasonable way get it attached to your rifle.

    I will suggest this as another option; I recently bought one, and I was so impressed that I just ordered another:

    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Streamlight-88040-Professional-Tactical-Holster/dp/B007RB82CS"]Streamlight 88040 ProTAC HL High Lumen Professional Tactical Light with white LED and Holster,Black - Amazon.com@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41fKXyJvEHL.@@AMEPARAM@@41fKXyJvEHL[/ame]

    600 lumens, although the chart provided with it seems to indicate it drops back into the 500+ range a bit after the first few minutes. Even at 400-500, in this size light, there's not much else out there that will match it.

    Not sure how it (or your TK-41) would hold up under recoil forces, though.


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    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    Lol.

    Get a MC-G33 from MTE.

    A TK40 sized light on an AR15 is redick.

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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    Not sure about recoil. I'll shim the battery carriage so it can't move. It's nothing permanent and definitely not something I'd buy a new light for. Just a few dogs coming around the house at night and coming after my animals.
     
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    Anything can be done. I once saw a guy with a 4 D-Cell Maglight mounted to the bottom of his AR.


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    toshbar Timber Baron

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    He got 50 lumens for what, +3 lbs. :rofl: